Kevin Hart’s car crash in Malibu Hills, California, and the subsequent injuries were more severe than originally believed. Because Hart was reportedly able to remove himself from the crash site and flag his security team to take him home, it was initially thought that Hart’s condition and prognosis were not as serious as it has turned out to be.
According to Page Six, Hart is currently going “through hell” after undergoing surgery and now is in constant pain as he begins the laborious rehabilitation process.
Page Six and other outlets including TMZ report that Hart broke his back in three places — one in the lumbar and two in the thoracic part of his spine.
The pain is reportedly excruciating and the comedian remains under heavy sedation while “going through hell.” Speaking with medical officials at the Los Angeles-area hospital Hart is being treated at, TMZ was able to report that Hart is experiencing difficulty moving around. Lumbar fractures, the publication reports, makes walking extremely difficult.
Much like fellow comedian Tracy Morgan, who was more seriously injured in a car crash several years ago, Hart may have to face the process of recalibrating himself to everyday life after an injury to his back.
“America’s Got Talent” co-host Terry Crews said as much. “Basically, right now, Kevin’s gonna have to rebuild his life somewhat. It may be a little different for Kevin from here on out,” The Friday After Next and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star told US Weekly. “I understand that, I feel that. He probably feels very alone right now.”